HOMEBREW Digest #6013 Tue 12 March 2013

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  Re: iron in beer? ("David Houseman")
  Bloody beer, bloody post office... (Patrick Babcock)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:51:41 -0400 From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net> Subject: Re: iron in beer? Where did you read that iron in beer has a positive effect on foam? I have never read that. However from all that I've read, found at times in judging competitions and from personal experience, iron in beer is NOT desirable. First iron above threshold levels leaves a distinct metallic taste that is not desirable I any beer. Second, iron oxides very readily contributing to off flavors. My home water out of my well is red with dissolved and undissolved iron. It makes terrible beer. But filtered and conditioned, removing the iron yields good water for brewing. I don't have George's book but I knew George and heard a couple of his talks, in one he did discuss this point: Avoid iron in your brewing water. If you want positive affects on foam and head retention then (1) ensure sufficient proteins to form and maintain foam, (2) brew hoppier beers since hop alpha acids have positive affects on head retention, and (3) ensure proper carbonation level since under-carbonated will not properly build head and over-carbonated will break down head. David Houseman Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:04:18 -0400 From: Patrick Babcock <patrick.babcock at gmail.com> Subject: Bloody beer, bloody post office... Greetings, Beerlings! Take me to your lager... Per iron in beer, I remember advising a rather famous brewer back in the days of yore (before he was famous) regarding his brewing water when he moved from local environs out to the country. Due to the iron content of his new water, his newly-brewed beers had an aftertaste similar to that which you get after solidly biting your tongue or cheek: it tasted of blood. Unless you're anemic or a vampire, this is best to be avoided. As indicated last month, the local post office finally had a smaller PO box available, and I jumped on it! As invariably seems to be the case, the process went awry, and the post office was rejecting HBD mail unless it was address to me specifically (even though Home Brew Digest, HBD, Home Brew Digest Server Fund, and HBD Digest Server Fund were all entered in the required spaces on the application form, and Change of Address forms were made for HBD addresses). Short story: If you mailed something and received it back with a "not at this address" notice, please bear with and try again - I *think* I've corrected the issue with them. - -- - Cheers! Pat Babcock HBD President and Chief of Janitorial Services Return to table of contents
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